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Scott McClellan Snaps Out of the Bush-Induced Coma

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although probably only temporarily, and not completely.

He admits that Rove and Libby met in the West Wing to coordinate their stories on Valerie Plame's cover-busting; McClellan says he didn't know, at the time, they were lying to him while he defended them to the press corps.

McClellan also says the nation would've been better served had the "liberal press corps" really been a liberal press corps instead of falling for the Rovian spin on the war: "“The collapse of the administration’s rationales for war, which became apparent months after our invasion, should never have come as such a surprise. … In this case, the ‘liberal media’ didn’t live up to its reputation. If it had, the country would have been better served.”

The real reason for McClellan's rancor may be buried deeperthan the dissing (deserved IMNVHO) he took for literally years at the podium in Fleischer's wake, though -- McClellan hasn't made that much money off his time in the Bush White House. Nor has his mother's political career prospered notably of late -- Carole Keeton McClellan Rylander Strayhorn may aspire to be mayor of Austin again.

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Submitted by murphy on

How this will play out Sarah. Is Bush such a lame-lame duck that people will yawn and not care? Will the MSM, sensing a possible backlash against their pet McCain if Bush is made to look even yet again more worser, decide to deep-six this story?

Is this good news for Obama? just kidding!

But I am very curious to see how the MSM spins this, especially since they are apparently implicated in nearly every sordid tale in the book.

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Submitted by Auntie Meme on

Not buying it--his book or the rhetoric. Soft-peddling the administration's lying and hoping for a nice, cushy landing. Anybody believe that he's really remorseful? Once a toady, always a toady.

Submitted by lambert on

... was, I believe, the term of art back in the day.

[x] Any (D) in the general. [ ] ?????. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

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Submitted by amberglow on

he should have had a soul and simply retired instead of continuing to blatantly and badly lie to us for years.

He's right about the media, but we knew that already, too.

I seem to remember the press corps would openly laugh at his lies--on multiple occasions--then he would get red and sweat and start hemming and hawing...